Episode 103 • Breaking Things
Daughter: Daddy, can I come play in your office for a while? I’m bored.
Dad: Fine, Zoe. But don’t touch anything, you know there are a lot of expensive things in here and the last time you hung out in my office, you hit that beautiful lamp your grandma had given us and it shattered. Remember? So what do we not do in Daddy’s office?
Daughter: We don’t play ball?
Daughter: Okay, daddy. Daddy, can I draw something?
Dad: Uh, sure. Grab some paper from that tray.
Daughter: Do you have a pencil?
Dad: Here. Careful, it’s a gift from a client.
Daughter: Mmh, no, I don’t like this [tearing sounds]. Oopsie, I don’t know where your pencil went, Daddy. I’ll see if I can find it….
Dad: No, Zoe, stay there, I will— [Snapping sound].
Daughter: Oh oh… Dad, something just snapped under my foot. It’s your pencil, Daddy. We can still use this part though, I think.
Dad: Zoe… listen just— just sit here, okay. Here, take my iPad and— Zoe? Zoe, what happened to my iPad?!
Daughter: I just used it to draw, I mean, I don’t have a desk here, so I put the paper on top of it and then—
Dad: The screen is cracked.
Daughter: What? No! Let me see. It’s just scratched, Dad, I think. Look, if I—
Dad: Zoe, it’s cracked, look…I can barely see what it says here.
Daughter: Sorry, Dad. I think I may have pressed too hard with the pencil…
Dad: Hey, Roger. Yes, yes. Of course I have the document, it’s right— Honey, did you take that very important-looking piece of paper that was on Daddy’s desk?
Daughter: What? This one?
Dad: You tore tore it up?!
Daughter: Yeah, look! That butterfly I drew was no good, Daddy, was it?